The Nationals are the first Washington baseball team to reach the postseason since the 1933 Senators made the World Series. Ross Detwiler and three relievers combined on a four-hitter as the Nats beat the Dodgers 4-1 for their 91st victory.
The Nationals have reached the postseason for the first time since the team moved from Montreal after the 2004 season. The Expos came within a game of the World Series in the strike-shortened 1981 season.
Closer Drew Storen put an exclamation point on the victory by striking out the side in the ninth.
After the game, Nats manager Davey Johnson said the victory was nice but he has his eyes on the division title. As he said, "We're not done yet."
The Nats' magic number for clinching the NL East is eight. They have a five and a-half game lead over idle Atlanta with 13 games left.
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